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edition 105 | 07-09-18

In the UK

Javid to warn over 'shocking' online child sex abuse

There are up to 80,000 paedophiles in the UK who pose a sexual threat to children online, the home secretary will warn in a speech later.

French schools ban mobile phones, as parents say the UK should be next

The ban comes as a study suggests that 70% of British parents believe a similar move should be implemented in the UK.

Half of children worried about returning from school holidays because of bullying, poll finds

As children return to school this week, a YouGov poll found that four in ten children are so badly picked on at school it has affected their grades and left them frightened of putting their hands up in class.

Chief rabbi calls on Jewish schools to tackle homophobia

Ephraim Mirvis says many LGBT+ pupils in Orthodox schools ‘endure deep distress’.

Ofsted cuts leave parents guessing, say MPs

Parents in England are not getting the assurance they need about the quality of education their children are receiving, a committee of MPs warns.

In the US

Wander the halls, say Hello: A new approach to school safety

Starting this week, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday, the city would begin a pilot program at a group of Bronx schools to turn school safety agents into the equivalent of beat cops.

Michigan district installs gunshot sensors, alert stations

A Michigan school district has installed a new $156,000 security system meant to help protect students in the event of an active shooter.

Police investigating social media threat involving Florida middle school

A Snapchat photo circulated online Wednesday night showing a male holding a long gun stating, “CSMS be careful. Don’t go to school tomorrow.”.

Do school dress codes discriminate against girls?

School dress-code controversies have been trending on the web in recent months, fanning a controversy over whether schools are enforcing the rules in ways that discriminate against girls.

5 questions teachers should ask before investing their time and money in edtech

Here's help for selecting the best digital games, books, and learning activities for the classroom.

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